Please help me avoid being socially awkward! Do you have any suggestions on what bar drinks to order in specific situations (out with the bosses, out with the SO's colleagues, friends or family, etc.)?
I am not a huge fan of wine, or else that would be the safest/easiest choice. I always find that cocktails with vodka is overpowering with what I think turpentine would taste like. I usually ask for a rum-based fruity drink and leave it up to the bartender, but they often don't like my indecision.
I need a list of classic drinks, that any semi-incompetent bartender would know! TIA